About the camp & competition

About the camp & competition


The Bangkok Young Pianist's Concerto Camp & Competition, now in its second edition, aims to provide exceptional young pianists with an opportunity to learn, rehearse, and perform with a small orchestra. These pianists will compete with level-appropriate candidates in a fair, structured environment. We are committed to supporting the piano communities around the world, to cultivating well-rounded, collaborative skills in these young pianists, and to providing a learning experience appropriate for 21st-century children.



We believe that collaboration is an important skill for every musician, as well as a mandatory subject for 21st-century pedagogy. A great musician should be able to not only perform by him or herself but also communicate with other musicians through verbal and musical languages. We also believe that musical collaboration should be nurtured from a young age. Young musicians should have an opportunity to learn how to coordinate with other musicians, as well as perform with an ensemble.

About Bangkok Modern Ensemble

Bangkok Modern Ensemble (BME) was founded in 2006 by Dr. Jiradej Setabundhu, Mr. Boonrut Sirirattanapan, and Dr. Parinya Chucherdwatanasak. BME is a small-to-medium-sized orchestra, consisting of 10-20 Thai classical musicians from various institutions, both in Thailand and abroad. Its goals are to perform classical music repertoires, premiere compositions by Thai composers, and feature exceptionally talented young Thai classical musicians as soloists. To meet these objectives, BME has pushed the boundaries of classical music traditions and, as a result, become distinctive in its programming, presentation, and orchestration. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/BangkokModernEnsemble/.

Guest Lecturer

Professor Zhao Wang

Collaborative Piano Lecturer at Central Michigan University


Professor Zhao Wang studied at the Shanghai Conservatory, earned undergraduate and master’s degrees in piano performance from the Eastman School of Music, as well as a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Music in Collaborative Piano from Michigan State University. She has performed as a soloist at the Kennedy Center, Guiyang Grand Theatre Music Hall (China), Banff International Summer Festival (Canada), Todi Music Festival (Italy), and Bowdoin International Music Festival, and toured with Circulo Trio in cities in Canada, the U. S., China, Thailand and performed at the Thailand International Composition Festival as the featured ensemble. Her competition performances include Maria-Canals International Competition (Spain), the Seiler International Piano Competition (Germany), and Ettlingen International Piano Competition (Germany). She has extensive experience as a collaborative pianist and chamber musician with prominent university faculty and major orchestra musicians. Professor Wang has also supported applied instrumental and vocal studios as well as opera productions at Eastman, Peabody, and Michigan State.


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Competition Committee


Artistic Director

Dr. Joe Parinya Chucherdwatanasak, Music Director, Bangkok Modern Ensemble


Project Manager

Nathinee Chucherdwatanasak


PR & Operations
Methanan Sivayathorn


Guest Lecturer and Adjudicator​
Zhao Wang
Lecturer in Music - Collaborative Piano, Central Michigan University 

Lindsey Butterfield
Pianist, Educator and Adjudicator

Nicholas Keyworth
Director, Revolution Arts Academy 


Competition Organizers


Competition Partner Organizations